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New faculty academic configuration

In February 2017, following a period of engagement with staff, the Academic Board of the university approved a new academic and governance structure for the Faculty, which was implemented from 1 August 2017.

The Faculty is one of the largest centres for biomedical education and research in the UK. Our academic excellence is already widely recognised: we are ranked in the top 20 globally and 91.8% of the Faculty's REF 2014 submission was rated 4* or 3*.

Our new academic configuration builds on this, and offers greater academic coherence, facilitates cross-discipline working and provides greater scope for strategic initiatives. 

New Schools

The new academic structure for the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine has brought together 16 Divisions to create 7 Schools:

  • School of Basic & Medical Biosciences
  • School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
  • School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences
  • School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences
  • School of Life Course Sciences
  • School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences


The mission of the Faculty has always been to deliver world class education and achieve research excellence. In order to strengthen our learning environment, we have created a Faculty Centre for Education, which will draw together expertise in pedagogy in life sciences and medicine, to share and strengthen teaching skills and methods and drive forward innovation in the delivery of education

The Faculty’s two Schools of Education: School of Bioscience Education and GKT School of Medical Education remain the academic home for our 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

More information for current staff and students.

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